Coal Pellets

Coal Pellets

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:06 pm

I was informed today by a co-worker, that there's a company manufacturing wood pellets, that are 50% coal dust. Has anyone ever heard of this product? I'm not sure if he said the manufacturers name was "Frog" something, or his supplier was this name. He was asked if he wanted to try them out, they would supply him with a few bags, and he's to report back with his results. I asked him if they would be responsible if his pellet stove had a meltdown? ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:11 pm

Oh Man,Joe,This Oughta get Real Good,Real Fast!.....ALGORE will hit the roof if you're caught mixing Cellulose with Dino/Fern Black Gold Fines and it works! Good Point about Temperature Points being driven higher ! :gee:
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:27 pm

Who's going to try them in a EFM? :)
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:42 pm

Can't post it from my phone but if you Google making coal pellets for use in a pellet stove youtube has a video of it.
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: scottshotgun On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:26 pm

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Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: Propane boiler/ baseboard

Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:46 pm

I dunno about that, but here in Maine they are about to pull the trigger on a new product: Torrefied wood. They plan to microwave wood making it into charcoal pellets. They aim to export most of it to Europe to be used in pellet stoves for heat.

https://bangordailynews.com/2012/09/27/ ... ep-permit/
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:47 pm

Wouldn't we consider this as "good news"? That means the interest in coal is hanging in there. Bit coal. Anthy coal, pellet coal .I mean coal is coaI, right? It all comes from the same place.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:59 pm

Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to just burn the coal in a coal stove???
Last edited by Carbon12 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:29 pm

I'll second that.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: Berlin On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:19 am

I burn coal "pellets" all year long. Screened, uniform, pea size bituminous coal @ 105/ton for 27MMbtu. ;) Hard to see anyone pelletizing fines for better than that.
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:16 am

It would make for a good episode of Dirty Jobs for Mike Rowe! :)
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:21 am

Something I saw at a trade show a couple years ago was carbon pellets. This was a power generation show in baltimore.

The plan was to have a locally grown supply of something that they would process into carbon pellets that would be used as fuel for power gen. They would co-locate the plant mfging the pellets so there would be no transport charges. The plants grown would be chosen based on the area they were operating in.

It was being promoted as very 'green' and an additive to coal burning. I think it helped their carbon credits since it was renewable or something. There were no cost estimates given, I don't know if it has caught on yet. They had small samples of the stuff which was rice coal sized in baggies. I took one and burned it in my coal stove!!!
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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: kstills On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:52 pm

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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: kstills On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:03 pm

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Re: Coal Pellets

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:53 pm

If only someone would make a machine for pelleting democrats ...
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